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Re: 2020 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #180 on: June 13, 2020, 09:40:29 PM »
William S. Sessions, FBI director from 1987 to 1993, age 90 of congestive heart failure.

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« Reply #181 on: June 18, 2020, 11:36:00 AM »
Jean Kennedy Smith, last surviving sibling of John F. Kennedy, age 92, cause not given.
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« Reply #182 on: June 18, 2020, 02:22:19 PM »
Vera Lynn, WW2 singer whose "We'll Meet Again" would pop up at the end of the 1964 movie Dr. Strangelove, age 103, unknown causes.
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Re: 2020 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #183 on: June 19, 2020, 08:18:39 AM »
Sir Ian Holm, who won a BAFTA and was nominated for an Oscar for his role as Sam Mussabini in the film Chariots of Fire, and starred in Lord of the Rings and Alien, age 88, Parkinson's disease.

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« Reply #184 on: June 19, 2020, 12:54:13 PM »
Vera Lynn, WW2 singer whose "We'll Meet Again" would pop up at the end of the 1964 movie Dr. Strangelove, age 103, unknown causes.

If I'm correct, she was the second-to-last last surviving singer to have a No. 1 Billboard pop chart hit dating back to the early 1950s. Her song "Auf Wiedersehen, Sweetheart" went No. 1 in 1952. With her passing, Tony Bennett he went No. 1 three times between 1951 and 1953 survives as the last remaining living artist to have a No. 1 hit before the rock era began in 1955.

Another bit of trivia: "Auf Wiedersehen, Sweetheart" was the first song by an British artist to reach No. 1 on the American Billboard chart. Stayed at No. 1 for nine weeks, and would be one of just four pre-Beatles No. 1 hits by UK artists. The others were "He's Got the Whole World In His Hands" by Laurie London (1958); and "Stranger On the Shore" by Mr. Acker Bilk and "Telstar" by the Tornadoes (both 1962). At nine weeks at No. 1, "Auf Wiedersehen Sweetheart" was the most successful single by a British performer for 16 years ... until the Beatles released "Hey Jude" in 1968, which matched Lynn's longevity record at No. 1. "Auf Wiedersehen Sweetheart" remains in the top 5 of most successful British singles of all time by longevity at No. 1.

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Re: 2020 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #185 on: June 22, 2020, 03:21:14 PM »
Joel Schumacher, director of films like "St. Elmo's Fire" and "The Lost Boys" (and reviled comic book films "Batman Forever" and "Batman and Robin") passed away at age 80 after a year-long battle with cancer.

https://variety.com/2020/film/news/joel-schumacher-dead-dies-batman-director-1234644961

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« Reply #186 on: June 22, 2020, 09:57:21 PM »
I'm probably one of the only people in the world who liked Batman and Robin.

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« Reply #187 on: June 28, 2020, 05:51:19 PM »
Former Cardinals and Raiders coach Joe Bugel, who also previously was Washington's offensive line coach during the glory days of the "Hogs," passes on at 80: 

https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl/legendary-nfl-coach-joe-bugel-who-created-the-hogs-passed-away-at-the-age-of-80/ar-BB164MZw?ocid=mailsignout

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« Reply #188 on: June 30, 2020, 09:41:17 AM »
Comedy legend Carl Reiner (The Dick Van Dyke Show, Oh, God!, The Jerk), age 98 of natural causes.
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« Reply #189 on: June 30, 2020, 12:44:42 PM »
Johnny Mandel, composer whose most famous work is the theme from M*A*S*H, age 94. No cause given.
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Re: 2020 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #190 on: June 30, 2020, 01:49:03 PM »
Benny Mardones, famous for the song "Into The Night", 75 years old from a 20 year battle with Parkinson's. https://variety.com/2020/music/news/benny-mardones-into-the-night-dead-dies-1234693089/

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« Reply #191 on: July 02, 2020, 02:45:34 PM »
Hugh Downs, original host of Concentration and longtime host of 20/20 and The Today Show has passed away at the age of 99.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/hugh-downs-dead-20-20-875939
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« Reply #192 on: July 02, 2020, 05:07:34 PM »
Bummer. Hugh on Concentration was must-see-TV for me from age 2 to 12. (Bob Clayton was no slouch at the show himself.)
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Re: 2020 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #193 on: July 03, 2020, 02:14:54 AM »
Hugh Downs, original host of Concentration and longtime host of 20/20 and The Today Show has passed away at the age of 99.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/hugh-downs-dead-20-20-875939

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Re: 2020 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #194 on: July 05, 2020, 09:21:45 PM »
Broadway actor Nick Cordero, known for his roles in Rock of Ages, Waitress, Bullets Over Broadway, and A Bronx Tale: The Musical, passed away today, from complications from COVID-19 for several months at the age of 41.